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Heat went to Bahamas right before NBA Playoffs, Erik Spoelstra reveals how it happened

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 22: Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra looks on during a game against the Toronto Raptors at American Airlines Arena on January 22, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Heat had an unusual preparation for this year’s NBA playoffs. While most teams were in their gyms getting ready for the postseason, Miami players travelled to Bahamas for a short vacation.

It turns out that the trip was planned by Kyle Lowry who was granted a permission by the head coach Erik Spoelstra to carry his plans out.

Via Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:

“Kyle met with me and told me what he wanted to do with the team. He had all the logistics figured out and I gave him my blessings,” Spoelstra told Yahoo Sports. “There are only about a handful of players like Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Udonis Haslem who’ve played for this franchise that I know could have pulled off something like this. It shows you how special Kyle is and how much we really respect him as a person and a player.”

Miami is currently trailing 2-3 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics. Game 6 will be played later today in Boston.

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